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The axis connecting the steam knob and the machine seems snapped

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If you get the machine upside down (switched off) you will find a hole near the steam knob which allows access to a screw. Turn this screw with a flat bladed screwdriver and the knob will come off. this may allow you to see what's wrong. The machine is stongly built so it seems unlikely that it has snapped.

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LA PAVONI PISA


Ah ha! I just fixed the problem.

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Once the cover over the boiler is removed you will see three thermostats mounted on top of the boiler.

The middle one has the reset button located between the two power connectors. Push it down and you will hear a metallic snap as it resets.

I now have a working La Pavoni Pisa Espresso Machine again and it was free to fix it!

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